Health November 2021

Enjoy living the healthy life with solutions and advice from the experts at HEALTH magazine! Each issue is packed with smart and fun new ways to stay in terrific shape, look amazing and discover tasty (and healthy!) things to eat. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

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in this issue

2 min
from the editor: the giving season

The Giving Season Gratitude shouldn’t have a season, but we do tend to think about it more as Thanksgiving approaches. That’s why we created “Giving Thanks” (page 76), which explains the deep power and value of a simple, heartfelt thank-you—for both the expresser and the receiver. In that spirit… Dear Reader, Thank you for opening this issue of Health—it means a lot to me and the rest of the team that you’re here. I know you’re always juggling a million things, so I’m genuinely grateful that you’ve chosen to spend some of your precious time with us. (Speaking of time, I made the 20-minute dinner on page 60 the other night and highly recommend it.) Thank you also for being a curious bunch, interested in learning new ways to maximize your health and…

12 min
the share

MIX UP YOUR MASH Watch out, potatoes! This Thanksgiving, another side dish is stealing the spotlight. A vegetable mash makes for a colorful and nutrient-dense dish, guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser during the holidays and beyond. We’ve created three tasty combos, all using a basic method that works for a wide range of veggies (turn the page for details). You can also improvise by changing up the seasonings and simmering liquid depending on what ingredients you have on hand. Make the Mash EACH VARIATION SERVES 4 CARROT-PARSNIP MASH WITH SAGE Add 7 medium carrots and 1 large parsnip (or 2 small), all peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces; 4 cups whole milk; 1 Tbsp. chopped sage; and ½ tsp. black pepper to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high, stirring occasionally. Reduce…

5 min
make over your mane

A Brand-New Hue Discover a fresh shade and find out how to keep it looking vibrant. ASK YOUR COLORIST FOR Caramel Swirl Highlights GOOD FOR: brunettes If you’re color curious but nervous to take the plunge, brighten up your look with some subtle lighter streaks. “These highlights are great for someone who is coloring for the first time. They add a little sparkle without going overboard,” says celebrity hairstylist Nikki Lee. Caramel highlights are ideal for those with darker bases like chocolate and chestnut browns, because they blend beautifully over time, meaning no harsh grow-out or frequent trips to the salon. ASK YOUR COLORIST FOR A Wash of Autumnal Auburn GOOD FOR: deep brunettes Auburn is red hair’s equally beautiful but more approachable cousin. “The color is a mix of brown and red, so it looks great on many…

2 min
big smiles

My teeth journey started when I was young. I was an avidthumb-sucker and ended up with bucked, gapped teeth. In elementary school, I got the works from Dr. Dudas: top and bottom braces; an expander (my only memory from a Disney vacation was lying on the hotel bed and wincing as my mom turned it); and a Herbst, a metal contraption that connects the top and bottom teeth. After a few years, the braces came off—oh, boy, did I flash a big smile in all my high school pics. In college, I got lazy about wearing my retainers and my bottom teeth shifted. Now, at 36, I’m embarking on yet another treatment. Along with whitening services and pre-wedding lip filler, I’ve put a lot of effort into my mouth. But…

2 min
ingredient spotlight: cannabinoids

What Are They? Phytocannabinoids are compounds produced by the cannabis plant; more than 110 different types of cannabinoids have been identified. You may have heard of ones like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which has psychoactive effects—a.k.a. the “high” associated with marijuana—or CBD (cannabidiol), its nonpsychoactive counterpart that may help relieve pain and inflammation. But there are many more that are starting to be studied. Some of these compounds may have health and wellness benefits, and others may prove to be powerful in skin care, cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN) among them. How Do They Work in Skin Care? While each cannabinoid brings particular benefits, companies are now offering products with combos of them. “The intention of combining cannabinoids is to provide each of their benefits in a synergistic manner,” says Julius Few, MD, a plastic…

5 min
adventures in wellness

Connected bikes, CBD lip balm, every-kind-of-nut milks—the wellness world has created countless innovative products designed to help us feel better. But wellness is about more than the stuff we buy and consume. It’s a revolution of the mind, an all-encompassing way of living. In search of less commercial forms of self-care, I set out (pre-pandemic) on a trip around the globe to learn about healthful rituals used by other cultures. In my resulting book, Destination Wellness, I describe all sorts of traditions that help folks return to the basics (nature, nourishment, love), replenish their reserves, and appreciate the simple pleasures in life. Here, I’ve collected a handful of ideas ripe for respectful borrowing. Hold a Cleansing Ceremony Hawaiians have always had a spiritual relationship with water, which is why they often…